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New £1.5 million funding to bring communities together

Comments Off | 04-5-2016

The Near Neighbours programme – that brings together diverse communities and different faiths through a range of activities – has been awarded an additional £1.5 million of funding, Baroness Williams of Trafford announced today (4 April 2016).
Using the infrastructure of the Church of England, Near Neighbours provides small grants and support to

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Defence Secretary announces £40m Cyber Security Operations Centre

Comments Off | 04-2-2016

In a move to further strengthen the UK’s cyber defences, the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that over £40 million will be spent on a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC). The preferred location for the centre will be at MOD Corsham.
The CSOC will be a dedicated facility staffed by experts

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Company and director to pay over £30,000 for waste offences

Comments Off | 03-30-2016

D Jordan Road Brush Hire Ltd, of Cockshot Farm, Cockshot Lane, Dormston, Worcester was sentenced for 2 offences of storage, treatment and the disposal of waste without an environmental permit. The company was fined £6,660 and ordered to pay costs of £9,767.75 and a victim surcharge of £120. It was also

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Highways England awards first two new-style contracts worth over £325m in the East Midlands

Comments Off | 03-26-2016

A maintenance and response contract expected to be worth more than £300 million and running for up to 15 years has been awarded to Amey as part of Highways England’s new delivery arrangements in the East Midlands.
The contract, which will run from 1 July 2016, will see Amey delivering routine highway

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Finance Bill 2016 legislates new tax changes

Comments Off | 03-26-2016

Following last week’s Budget, the government has published Finance Bill 2016. The bill implements tax changes announced at Budget 2016, Autumn Statement 2015 and Summer Budget 2015.
The government is determined to provide opportunity for families who work hard and save, so this Finance Bill:

reduces tax for over 31 million individuals by increasing the personal

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Water tank firms admit cartel and agree to pay £2.6 million fines

Comments Off | 03-22-2016

In a settlement with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the companies have agreed to pay fines totalling more than £2.6 million for taking part in the cartel. This includes a discount to reflect the resource savings to the CMA generated by the companies’ admissions and their co-operation with the CMA’s investigation.
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£38 million fund will use F1 technology to design greener cars

Comments Off | 03-22-2016

Formula 1 (F1) technology could soon make family cars lighter, improve fuel efficiency and help plug-in vehicles go further – after an innovative research project won a share of a £38.2 million government prize.
The project is one of more than 130 car manufacturers, technology companies and research centres across the country

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UK trebles funding to tackle Zika virus

Comments Off | 03-22-2016

UK funding for rapid research into tackling the Zika virus is set to increase to £4million, the government has announced today (21 March 2016), as British scientists continue to lead the way in tackling this global emergency.
The development of an online database to allow visual information on cases to be studied

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New £5 million school bike training programme to create safe and confident young riders

Comments Off | 03-10-2016

New cycle training with £5 million Department for Transport (DfT) funding to teach safe riding early, provide maintenance education and encourage family cycling has been announced by Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill today (Sunday 6 March 2016).
Pilots of the Bikeability Plus scheme in 18 areas across England have shown that the number of

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Government going further to cut red tape by £10 billion

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Comprehensive measures that will help deliver the government’s commitment to cut a further £10 billion of red tape were unveiled today (3 March 2016) at the BCC annual conference by Business Secretary Sajid Javid.
The UK already has the lowest burden of regulation in the G7, according to the World Economic Forum. Businesses

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